The Great Winter Get Together

📅 SAVE THE DATE: 16-29 January 2023! 📅

Jo Cox MP smiling

 

Jo Cox said:

“I will not live in a country where thousands of people are living lonely lives, forgotten by the rest of us.”

 

While in Parliament, one of Jo Cox’s key goals was to turbo-charge the response to the loneliness crisis. She was touched by hearing of people’s isolation when doorknocking in her constituency and had her own experience of loneliness during her time at university.

 

Two people hugging at a Great Get Together event

When we feel lonely, we seek out places for connection. That's what the Great Winter Get Together is all about. Kicking off on ‘Blue Monday’, from 16-29 January 2023 we’ll be celebrating the events and activities around the country where you can make meaningful connections with new people.

With the cost of living crisis making it difficult for people to afford their usual social activities, this year the Great Winter Get Together is more important than ever.

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"At least four people came to the community centre for the first time, even though they live very close by. It was lovely to hear that they enjoyed themselves and felt welcomed and that they belonged. Two have returned to other activities run at the hub, and I have the phone numbers of some others who I will contact and give them an open invitation to join us." - Great Winter Get Together organiser

What next?

📝 Register your event to add it to our map

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